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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Shakespeare's Sonnets Navigator Summary of Sonnet 149 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 149

Shakespeare's Sonnet 149


  1    Canst thou, O cruel, say I love thee not,
  2    When I against myself with thee partake?
  3    Do I not think on thee, when I forgot
  4    Am of myself, all tyrant for thy sake?
  5    Who hateth thee that I do call my friend?
  6    On whom frown'st thou that I do fawn upon?
  7    Nay, if thou low'r'st on me, do I not spend
  8    Revenge upon myself with present moan?
  9    What merit do I in myself respect,
 10    That is so proud thy service to despise,
 11    When all my best doth worship thy defect,
 12    Commanded by the motion of thine eyes?
 13      But, love, hate on, for now I know thy mind;
 14      Those that can see thou lov'st, and I am blind.

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